stupid Kimi no Na wa rant aka I think I already read this?

Ok. so. this movie is a big deal. It’s huge! (also this post isn’t spoiler-free.)

But I just… have to know. Has anyone already read a similar story?
Like say, perhaps…

Calling You by Otsuichi (who is an excellent author I will add.)

Yeah, I know the story goes differently, but come on. Secret communication between two people with a strange ability. Time distortion (which comes as a shock later on.) A heartstring-pulling story between a boy and a girl. Trying to change the future/past.

That short story STILL makes my heart ache, and my mind go nuts at the interesting concept. Because Otsuichi’s work is dear to me, I feel like this big hyped movie going around is a kind of a rip-off. But then, pretty much everything is a rip-off or inspired by something else. And I unabashedly enjoy such works, I’m sure.

I just really wanted to rant about it a bit. I bet the movie is a masterpiece, plus it has technical aspects not found in literary works (sound, color, pacing, budget…). But still, the main plot makes me itch a bit. Has anyone else out there read Calling You or similar stories?

And just in case, I don’t mean to bash Kimi no Na wa. I just wanted to point out a similar short story had been written. I wonder if people are saying KnNw has a unique premise- never seen before! Which would kind of suck. Plus body swapping has been done a lot, though usually comically (but less comical in a manga called Metamo Kiss.) But one could definitely say it is a premise that was done exceptionally well in KnNw. And that’s pretty cool.

T_T but… but Otsuichi… ok… I’m done. ^^;;

Arrived from space! 707 hugging pillow+plus?!

I can’t get enough of Mystic Messenger stuff. No seriously, Cheritz, you guys need to release more stuff dammit! But today, I can review the new cushion featuring the one and only, Agent Seven-Zero-Seven!

707 seven mystic messenger space station pillow cushion
This is screenshot of when he was featured on the game’s title screen (1024×761). A note, for other pic-saving nuts out there like me, some of the photos here are 500 px and other are 1000 px. I should choose a different blog format but… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Step 1, cut the box open!!

Step 2, squeal in excitement! o(^▽^)o

707 cheritz box

Step 3… wait. what the heck is all that other stuff?
keep reading…

V – MysMe bjd cosplay

I really love V, from Mystic Messenger.

mystic messenger V banner

I saw some really nice glass eyes at Moc and thought, “oh~! Those are like V~!” So I found a wig the right color too.

I had to trim it myself, because it was originally a long-haired wig. To get V’s short hairstyle, it would make more sense to use a fur wig, but I really wanted it to be fiber.

Anyways, I hope you enjoy the pics~! These dolls are expensive, so I just made do with what I have. ^^

bjd mystic messenger V doll cosplay

bjd mystic messenger V doll cosplay

bjd mystic messenger V doll cosplay

So, how’d he turn out?
I still want to get more props and clothes to fit this lovely character~

Thanks for viewing! ^^

Mystic Messenger – Endings and General FAQ

1/5 Comments are now closed. You’ll just have carefully read the entire FAQ, or search for MM help groups. Links to guides at the bottom of the post. Good luck!

11/1 Major update and revisions. Also, check the comments for more Q&A. I moderate and edit them, so that you won’t accidentally read spoilers. ^^
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Mystic Messenger is like, one of the weirdest games I’ve ever played. Not because the story is weird, no, because the whole setup and interface and requirements and parameters and junk are really gosh darn … innovative. I feel like Cheritz just threw us out to sea without a paddle. x’D

mystic messenger ending guide faq hints
(It’s ok, I’m cool with drowning amidst these hotties. 8D )

So I’m posting here a sort of… spoiler-free guide to what kinds of endings are in the game, and basic hints about what you need to do to get a good end or a bad end or better yet, the other kind of bad end that I couldn’t confirm without the assistance of some other wonderfully helpful players.^^

First, the often asked question of “Why did I get a bad ending?!?! nooo!!!”

Mystic Messenger doesn’t have a status screen that shows you the current affection levels you have with the characters. You do earn hearts, each a different color to indicate which character gave it to you, but those are NOT a perfect indicator of how much likability points you have from them. In fact, some hearts are a sign of “good end affection” and others are for “bad end affection”, and they look identical. @_@ Go figure.

mystic messenger ending guide faq hints
There are also really ugly black, broken hearts in the game. Those are just generally bad all-around. They mean the character has less affection for you. It also takes a heart away from your status bar!

What matters are the choices you make. What kinds of things did you say to the character you are dating? How do you think those words made them feel? Did they, and, just as importantly, the other characters in the room respond happily? Instead of handy-dandy meters or a status bar, we have to ask ourselves this and hope for the best. Personally I found the writing in the chats to be done well enough to give you some clues. And it is ok if you have a couple bad answers, you just have to make sure you don’t have too many. (This game doesn’t require the perfection that Nameless did, thank god.)

There are several different types of bad endings, so I suggest looking at the rest of this post to figure out what went wrong.

“I got a bad end, do I have to start from the beginning?”

Not necessarily. The game has these “Caution” branch points, and it is a good idea to make a save right before those.

mystic messenger caution
Each section of the game is divided by the Caution points. So let’s say you have a save at the Caution at Day 7. Then on Day 9 you hit another Caution, and saved it. But then Day 9 turns into a bad ending! AUGH. Well, rather than start over at Day 1, just open the Day 7 save. You can replay the game from one Caution to the next Caution, and you will always have a chance to get through to the Good Ending. Because, if you didn’t get the Bad End at Day 7, then everything before Day 7 has absolutely no effect what-so-ever on what happens at the Day 9 Caution.

I hope that made sense. The only time you have to start from the beginning is if you don’t have an old save, or you didn’t even make it past Day 5.

I got a bad ending on Day 5, what went wrong?

Days 1 to 4 are part of the Common Route. You have to decide which character you want to romance during this time. When you start a new game, you either choose Casual Story, or Deep Story. You can only go for Zen, Jaehee, and Yoosung in the Casual Story, and Jumin and 707 are in the Deep Story.

When you touch the Caution on Day 4, the game calculates how much affection you have, and decides which character route will begin on Day 5. The Day List will now change to show a character’s picture.

mystic messenger faq day list

After you touch the Caution, and begin Day 5, if there is no character picture, then you didn’t make it to a route. You got Common Route Day 5 instead, which is only a long bad ending. It happens when you don’t have enough affection to start a character route. If you got it on accident, you either didn’t earn enough affection, or earned too much affection from the wrong character (like trying to get Seven or Jumin during Casual Story. It won’t work.)

To get the character you want, just be nice to them more than anyone else, and you can skip the chatrooms that they aren’t in. I personally had a hard time getting Zen, so I skipped the chatrooms that only had Yoosung or Jaehee, so I could avoid their hearts.

Also, for people that want to collect bad ends, there are two different bad endings on Day 5. One during Casual Story, the other in Deep Story. The easiest way to get the Common route bad ends on purpose, is to just ignore the chatrooms. I skipped over the prologue and just let the game run without me for 4 days, lol. Or you can even earn hearts for the wrong characters (like Jumin during the Casual story) and avoid everyone else’s hearts.

“What kinds of endings are in this game?”

There are Good End, Normal End, Bad Story End, and Bad Relationship End. Yeah. Lots of bad endings. Dear god why? D8

To get the Good End you have to, obviously, make it to the end of the route, and have made enough good choices to get past each Caution.

To get the Normal End, do the same thing, just don’t have more than 9 guests at the RFA party. As long as you don’t complete the email, they won’t come. Blue Completed mean they will definitely come to the party. I believe red Completed means they won’t come, and green Completed means they still come, but the email says the guest isn’t sure. (I haven’t tested it much myself.)

Bad Story Ends are at every Caution point. To get those, you need to actively make a lot of bad choices. like… A LOT. It basically has its own hidden meter. See the first question for details.

Bad Relationship Ends are different. Some Caution points have a BRE, along with the Bad Story End, while some Cautions don’t. To get a BRE, you can’t have too many good choices or “good end affection”, but you also have to avoid making too many bad choices too, because then you get too much “bad story end affection”! Easiest way to avoid all that affection? Just skip every chatroom! LOL.

EDIT: It has come to my attention that just skipping every chatroom is not enough to get BRE. You need to make sure you don’t have too much good affection before certain points in the game.  Someone made a FAQ about BRE, and it has been very helpful! Thanks to zentherainbowunicorn! link. 

Also, so far I’ve noticed you can make phone calls during Bad Story Ends, but the phone is literally disabled during the BRE. Cheritz made some calls exclusive to Bad Story Ends, but didn’t even bother programming anything at all during BRE.

BRE’s are interesting, but don’t have any CG’s. I honestly and sincerely recommend doing the first one for Yoosung though. He had a… notably unique BRE at his first Caution point. ^^

Also, since some places don’t have a BRE, you can do an entire section of the game without entering the chat and still pass through towards the good end. After all, you didn’t earn any “bad end affection” right? lol, kind of ridiculous but hey, whatever works I guess. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

There is also a bad end at the beginning of the game.

The Prologue actually has an ending snuck in there. It happens before you are shown the main game screen (pictured below), so if you make it there, you missed it.

mystic messenger faq

“I missed some chat rooms, will I get a bad end?”

You can miss a few, or sometimes a lot, of chatrooms and still make your way along the Good path. It’s all about making enough of the right choices, but you don’t have to make ALL of the right choices. As for how many you can miss… it’s kind of hard to say. In my experience, I was able to get along by getting about 50% of each day completed, but I had to get pretty much every answer in those chats right. Besides, missing that much game time is kind of sad since you miss out on a lot of interaction and character development. But honestly, you don’t actually HAVE to kill yourself with chats that show up when you are asleep. (Of course, that doesn’t stop us from trying to get them all though! x’D )

And like I said, I haven’t seen an exact formula on how much affection you need. Just try to get what you can. And if you missed too many and got a bad end, just reload from right before the last Caution, and use some Hourglasses to unlock your missed chats to try and earn more affection. It has been proven that you do earn affection from missed chats that you unlocked with Hourglasses. : )

I keep trying to get the good ending, but I don’t know what the characters want me to say.

There’s a lot to learn from Mystic Messenger, some lessons like how to treat other people. You should treat the characters like you would a real person. People usually like to be with people that are caring and understanding, but are also capable of keeping calm in tough situations. Being a hyper-possessive and disrespectful jerk is usually a huge turn-off! xD

Sometimes things in that happen in life can really make you mad, but take a breath and think about how what you say affects other people. This includes not only your lover, but also your friends, and even your enemies.
If all else fails, there are plenty of in-depth walkthroughs online, some linked at the end of this post.

I need to go back to Day 1, how do I do that?! I’m stuck in a route.

Never fear! The answer is here!
All you need to do is go to the Settings and click on “Start Over” to delete the current game in progress. Don’t worry, it won’t delete your album, Guest list, save files, nor anything you’ve unlocked. The only thing it does is send your current story to the beginning. You can click on Original Story from the main menu, and choose Casual Story or Deep Story to begin again. : )

mystic messenger start over

Also, I want to mention, if you have any glitches or bugs in your game, you need to Contact Cheritz using the in-game function. They also take suggestions there, that is the only place they really listen to us! Facebook and regular email is mostly ignored. If you can’t open the app, this is a link to the bug report form- click here.

How do I unlock Deep Story?

The only way to unlock it is by paying 80 Hourglasses, just as it asks when you click on it.

When does the game charge me Hourglasses? What are they for?

Hourglasses can be used to unlock many things in the game. It is important to know that the game will ALWAYS ask you first before they are spent. A dialogue box pops up saying how many HG will be spent, and you can choose to cancel.

You can use 5 HG to call a character. There is no guarantee they will answer, you might get voicemail. You can use a guide to find calls, but if you want to find them all (and try all choices), it costs a lot less to just buy a calling card. I think it’s more fun finding calls that way too.

You can unlock missed chatrooms by clicking the square next to the room name. This will let you participate and talk in that room, and earn more affection that will affect the story. Very helpful if you need more affection. If the chatroom had an Incoming Call attached to it though, that will still be missed.

If you touch “Continue…” in the chatroom list, you can start to Speedplay. The game will unlock the next 24 hours of chats and they are shown on the Day List immediately. The game does NOT pause when you do this though. It doesn’t wait until you’ve finished the 24hr chats to continue loading new rooms. So if you unlocked Day 2 chatrooms from 10:00 to Day 3 10:00, then the game will still load the next chats for Day 3 on schedule (every couple hours), even though you are still playing the ones on Day 2.

Hourglasses are also used in saving and loading…

Free users get at least one save slot for use. The rest are locked, and you can click to unlock one with HG. Once it is unlocked you can use it over and over again, forever.

mystic messenger save

All users have to pay 5 HG to manually load a file from the load screen. This is to prevent game abuse by farming hearts and HG. It will only charge you when you go to your save files, not when you open the game. When you open the app, it automatically loads the current game in-progress, and it will never charge you for the auto-load.

What are the After Stories? How do I get them?

There is an After Story for each character, and you get access to them by getting the Good End from a route. (You can’t get them from Normal End.) To get Secret 1, you need to get Seven’s Good End. I recommend playing his After Story first, because those events take place before Secret. To get Secret 2, you need to finish Secret 1. Every after story charges you HG to unlock and read them. You also get to hear some free talk from the voice actors, which is really cool.

I have a playthru saved in the Extra. What happens when I play the route again?

The Extra menu saves EVERYTHING you do in chatrooms and phone calls. So if you play a chatroom twice, and pick different choices, all those choices will be available to play again in the Extra menu. It also saves the Bad Ending chatrooms and VN’s in addition to the ones you get for the Good End.
Nothing will be overwritten, just added to. ^^

Do I lose my Hourglasses when I start a new game?

Nope! Your status bar at the top of the screen is linked to your account, not the current route nor game file. Hourglasses and hearts only decrease when you use them on something. They will still be there when you start over.

I recommend making an account with your email address (join the RFA) instead of using a guest account. That way if something goes wrong, Cheritz will be able to help you.

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That’s all I got for now. I hope this was a bit helpful to the players out there. ^^;;
(actually, I was surprised to find so many people came here. :O )

For more more guides and help, this post is a collection of helpful links- click here.

mystic messenger ending guide faq hints

Mystic Messenger Party Grade Guide

Hey guys~! I finally had a convenient save file to test out what happens when you do the Final Day’s party with different amounts of guests. The biggest difference is how many guests you have will determine if you get the Good End or the Normal End. Both are fun to watch and give a different CG. : ]

But I was also curious what grades you get for different numbers of guests. I can now post a confirmed chart, with screenshots of the dialogue boxes that appear with your letter grade.

If your guest list has 15 or more people you get an A.
Even if you have over 30 people lol.
mystic messenger party grade

12, 13, and 14 guests gives you a B.

8, 9, 10, and 11 guests gives you a C.

You need 10 guests or more to get the Good End.
Anything below 10 sends you to the Normal End. Kind of odd that Cheritz put the cutoff right in the middle of the same letter grade.

4, 5, 6, 7 guests gives you a D.

And ZERO, 1, 2, 3 guests gives you an F.
You still get the Normal End. The game assumes you still invited some people, just not very many lol.

…and there you have it!
I hope this guide was helpful! It satisfied my curiosity anyways,
haha. ^_^

Vote for English-release of Kenka Bancho Otome!

OH. MY. GAWD!!!! Spread the word guys, and vote for an English-language release of Kenka Bancho Otome!

kenka bancho otome
GO!!!! vote here!

Spike Chunsoft’s twitter is hosting a vote for a few titles that are being considered for a release on Steam. This is the only mention of a localization of Kenka Bancho Otome we’ve seen, so if you want it, go and vote!! I bet if we make a enough noise, they won’t be able to ignore us!

The vote is pretty close right now, so let’s close the gap and make it a win for otome! : D
Even if it’s not your cup of tea, spreading word and your support is much appreciated~ ❤

Mystic Messenger ending theme – English ver.

So Mystic Messenger has a pretty English-language ending theme. I’ve decided to share a bit of it~

I felt it was a shame that the game only has the Korean version of the ending theme, so I am uploading the English version. However, it has been edited to match the length of the one found in the game. To listen to entire song you will need to purchase the OST found in the game’s special edition RFA VIP set.

Hopefully Cheritz will make a more affordable soundtrack available soon. They released soundtracks for their previous game, Nameless, several times, so I’m optimistic. If several months go by and Cheritz has made no move to release another OST, then I will consider uploading the opening and ending theme in full.

(Edit: I posted the lyrics to the full song, even though the file plays just the first part.)

“Like the Sun in the Sky”
Composed by DoubleTO
Arranged by DoubleTO
Lyrics by Cheritz
Vocal by Han, Sirius

Like the sun in the sky I’m always here
brightening the world you breath and live in
Anywhere you go you can feel my gentle love

I still remember your face and your smile
As vivid as the blue water

There’s a tree standing alone we promised to
decorate. I can wait ’til you come.

If you ever feel the cold wind and you hide
in your home alone
Look to the sky I am always here with you

Your loneliness can blind you to the joys
of your day
Come out I’m the rays of the sun keeping
your heart calm ever more

You still remember my voice and my scent
As lucid as your dreams last night

I wish the snow from the sky lights up your
windows in winter and fills you up with hope
once again.

If you ever feel the cold wind and you hide
in your home alone
Look to the sky I am always here with you

Your loneliness can blind you to the joys
of your day
Come out I’m the rays of the sun keeping
your heart calm ever more

(Instrumental)

All the things that you said to hurt me again
I know that it’s just not who you really are
No matter what you do I will keep shining
towards you like the bright sun above

If you ever feel the cold wind and you hide
in your home alone
Look to the sky I am always here with you

Your loneliness can blind you to the joys
of your day
Come back to my arms I am still standing
here for you

…Forever

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Feel free to share the lyrics, but please don’t remove the song’s credits at the beginning. Those guys should be properly credited for making a pretty song. : )